Charging by Harp

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Question: Should I charge less when I play lever harp for a gig instead of pedal harp?

Janelle Lake is an active freelancer, the artistic director at the Venus Harp Factory, and harp teacher at Loyola University, the Music Connection, and her private studio.   Chicago, Ill.

Janelle Lake is an active freelancer, the artistic director at the Venus Harp Factory, and harp teacher at Loyola University, the Music Connection, and her private studio.

No way!

As harpists, we get paid to make beautiful music, entertain our audience, and help events flow smoothly. Lever harpists can achieve those goals just as easily as pedal harpists. You are still the same charming harpist, using up your same time and gas money to arrive polished, regardless of whether you play pedal or lever harp.

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